Chestnut Ridge Church
Messed Up—Part 3
The heroes of the Bible were real people who made mistakes. They were known for their mess ups—and we can all relate to that. Join us for the series, Messed Up. We’ll turn our focus to the flawed and forgiven heroes of the faith whose mistakes can be instructive to our own lives.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM


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Glorious Day, Who You Say I Am, Reckless Love, Behold the Lamb Monday, August 12—Faith and Family Night at the Mon County Ballpark is tomorrow! We’re inviting everyone to hang out and enjoy the Ridge Worship band as they provide pregame entertainment inside the ballpark. The evening will kick off with a great selection of songs at 5:30pm, and a staff member will throw out the first pitch at 6:15pm! Then stick around to cheer on the WV Black Bears as they take on the Auburn Doubledays at 6:35pm! Sunday, August 25—College students are welcome to join us for a FREE lunch! Let’s hang out and have some fun with old and new friends to kick off the school year at The Ridge! Join us at 12:15pm following the 11am service! Sunday, August 25—Night of Worship is a special event filled with music and praise at The Ridge! Bring the family, or invite your friends to join you! The event will begin at 5pm and all are welcome. Sunday, August 25—Join Ridge Singles for an evening of music, fun, and food! We'll grab a bite to eat at Tropics following the Night of Worship at The Ridge! Grow your faith no matter where you are. The Ridge will now be live-streaming the 9am and 11am services each Sunday, and you can join us from anywhere! While we love spending Sunday mornings with you at The Ridge, we understand you can't always make it here. So we're bringing the church to you! Using your phone, tablet, or computer, just go to the website and tune in! It's also a great way to invite a friend to check us out—just share the link!

Messed Up [Part 3]—Josh Rhodes

Problem: God can’t love/forgive/change someone like me.
Solution: If God can save Paul, He can save you.
I’ve got a past, and I don’t know how to get past it.
• God doesn’t love people like me.
• I’m too broken and damaged for God to want me.
• Not even God could forgive my sins.
• I messed up my whole life, I'm not worth saving.
• I’m surprised this church didn’t collapse when I walked in.
Reflecting on his past and what God did for him, Paul concluded:
I’m a sinner, who was saved, to serve Jesus.
• one who was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man (v13)
• Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—and I am the worst of them (v15)
• This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them. (v15)
• But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life. (v16)
If God can save Paul, He can save you.
• I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, appointing me to the ministry. (v12)
I’m a SINNER who was SAVED to SERVE Jesus.
If God can save Paul, He can save you.

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